Privacy policy

This Dialogue is being hosted by the State Services Commission (SSC) to help raise awareness about the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and to enable New Zealanders to participate in the development of the OGP National Action Plan.

Collection, storage and use

Participants are required to register with the site and provide their name, postcode, and a username and email address. The username will be made public along with the comments made in the Dialogue. Please consider this when choosing a username and note that the username will fall under the terms of our moderation policy. Your name, email and postcode will not be made public on the site.

Participants are reminded that this Dialogue is a public forum. Participants should therefore not post personally identifiable information such as telephone numbers in idea/action suggestions or comments on this website.

Traffic data is collected anonymously for the purposes of analysing visitor usage patterns; however, none of this data will be associated with your individual user identity within the Dialogue.

SSC may post the contributions you make on this site with your username on the main OGP site ( SSC may use your contact details to keep you up to date and engage with you on an ongoing basis to help deliver and evaluate actions / progress. SSC may also share your contributions with other lead agencies responsible for the final actions / commitments in the National Action Plan. Where information is shared with the lead agencies, contributions will be kept separate from contact details. SSC will only share your contact details if you ticked the consent box when registering on the site. We will not provide participants’ details to the agencies where a participant does not want us to.

Records and disclosure

Your contact details and contributions to the site may constitute public records and be retained to the extent required by the Public Records Act 2005. SSC may also be required to disclose those materials under the Official Information Act 1982 or to a Parliamentary Select Committee or Parliament in response to a Parliamentary Question.

Rights of access and correction

Under the Privacy Act 1993, you will have the right to access and to request correction of any of your personal information that is provided to SSC in connection with your use of this site. If you would like to see or change your personal information SSC has stored, or if you have any concerns regarding your privacy, please contact us at the address below. SSC may require proof of your identity before being able to provide you with any personal information.

State Services Commission
PO Box 329
Wellington 6140

Privacy Commissioner 

If you're not satisfied with our response to any privacy-related concern you may have, you can contact the Privacy Commissioner:

Office of the Privacy Commissioner
PO Box 10-094
Wellington, New Zealand
Phone: 04 474 7590
Enquiries Line (from Auckland): 09 302 8655
Enquiries Line (from outside Auckland): 0800 803 909
Fax: 04 474 7595